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mandment to his disciples, that they OST thou believe in God the Fa

should go teach all nations, and baptize ther Almighty, Maker of heaven

them In the Name of the Father, the and earth?

Son, and the Holy Ghost; Regard, we And in Jesus Christ his only begotten

beseech thee, the supplications of this Son our Lord ? And that he was con

congregation; sanctify this Water to ceived by the Holy Ghost; born of the

the mystical washing away of sin; and Virgin Mary; that he suffered under

grant that the persons now to be bapPontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and

tized therein may receive the fulness of buried; that he went down into hell,

thy grace, and ever remain in the numand also did rise again the third day ; |

| ber of thy faithful and elect children, that he ascended into heaven, and sit

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. teth at the right hand of God the Father

Then shall the Priest take each person to Almighty; and from thence shall come

be baptized by the right hand, and placing again at the end of the world, to judge

him conveniently by the Font, according to the quick and the dead?

his discretion, shall ask the Godfathers and And dost thou believe in the Holy Godmothers the Name; and then shall dip Ghost; the holy Catholick Church; him in the water, or pour water upon him, the Communion of Saints; the Remis saying, sion of sins; the Resurrection of the N I baptize thee In the Name of flesh; and everlasting life after death ? • the Father, and of the Son, and Answer. All this I stedfastly believe. of the Holy Ghost. Amen. Question.

Then shall the Priest say, W ILT thou be baptized in this U E receive this person into the W faith?

V congregation of Christ's flock : Answer. That is my desire.

* and do sign him

Here the Priest Question.

with the sign of the

shall make a Oross W ILT thou then obediently keep

Cross, in token that

upon the person's God's holy will and command

hereafter he shall not

forehead. ments, and walk in the same all the

be ashamed to con. days of thy life?

fess the faith of Christ crucified, and Answer. I will endeavour so to do,

manfully to fight under his banner, God being my helper.

against sin, the world, and the devil:

and to continue Christ's faithful soldier [Then shall the Priest say,


and servant unto his life's end. Amen. MERCIFUL God, grant that the

Then shall the Priest say, old Adam in these persons may

SEEING now, dearly beloved brebe so buried, that the new man may be

thren, that these persons are reraised up in them. Amen."

generate, and grafted into the body of Grant that all carnal affections may

Christ's Church, let us give thanks unto die in them, and that all things belonging to the Spirit may live and grow in

Almighty God for these benefits, and

with one accord make our prayers unto them. Amen.

him, that they may lead the rest of their Grant that they may have power and

life according to this beginning. strength to have victory, and to triumph, against the devil, the world, and the T Then shall be said the Lord's Prayer, all flesh. Amen.

kneeling. Grant that they, being here dedicated TOUR Father, which art in heaven, to thee by our office and ministry, may Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingalso be endued with heavenly virtues, dom come. Thy will be done in earth, and everlastingly rewarded, through thy As it is in heaven. Give us this day our mercy, o blessed Lord God, who dost daily bread. And forgive us our treslive, and govern all things, world with passes, As we forgive them that tresout end. Amen.

pass against us. And lead us not into ALMIGHTY, everliving God, whose

temptation; But deliver us from evil, most dearly beloved Son Jesus

Ainen. Christ, for the forgiveness of our sins, W E yield thee humble thanks, o did shed out of his most precious side | heavenly Father, that thou hast both water and blood, and gave com- vouchsafed to call us to the knowledge

song mase S

thren, that afted into

of thy grace, and faith in thee; Increase

(1 And then, speaking to the new baplized. this knowledge, and confirm this faith

persons, he shall proceed, and say,) in us evermore. Give thy holy Spirit

AND as for you, who have now by to these persons; that, being now born

A Baptism put on Christ, it is your again, and made heirs of everlasting sal

| part and duty also, being made the vation, through our Lord Jesus Christ,

children of God and of the light, by they may continue thy servants, and at

faith in Jesus Christ, to walk answertain thy promises; through the same

ably to your Christian calling, and as Lord Jesus Christ thy Son, who liveth

becometh the children of light ; rememand reigneth with thee, in the unity

bering always that Baptism representof the same Holy Spirit, everlastingly.

eth unto us our profession; which is, Amen.

to follow the example of our Saviour Then, all standing up, the Priest shall use Christ, and to be made like unto him; this Exhortation following ; speaking to the that as he died, and rose again for us; Godfathers and Godmothers first.

so should we, who are baptized, die from TORASMUCH as these persons have

sin, and rise again unto righteousness;

continually mortifying all our evil and T promised in your presence to re

corrupt affections, and daily proceeding nounce the devil and all his works, to

in all virtue and godliness of living. believe in God, and to serve him; ye must remember, that it is your part and It is expedient that every person, thus bapduty to put them in mind, what a solemn tized, should be confirmed by the Bishop 80

nromise, and nrofession they have soon after his Baptism as conveniently may now made before this congregation, and

- be; that so he may be admitted to the holy

Communion. especially before you their chosen witnesses. And ye are also to call upon

If any persons not baptized in their infancy them to use all diligence to be rightly

shall be brought to be baptized before they

come to years of discretion to answer for instructed in God's holy Word ; that so

themselves ; it may suffice to use the Office they may grow in grace, and in the

for Publick Baptism of Infants, or (in case knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ,

of extreme danger) the Office for Private Bapand live godly, righteously, and soberly tiom; only changing the word [Infant) for in this present world.

(Child or Person) as occasion requireth.




God's holy will and commandments, and

walk in the same all the days of my life. WHAT is your Name?

Question. Dost thou not think that Answer. N. or M.

thou art bound to believe, and to do, as Question. Who gave you this Name ?

they have promised for thee? Answer. My Godfathers and God

Answer. Yes verily; and by God's mothers in my Baptism; wherein I

help so I will. And I heartily thank was made a member of Christ, the

our heavenly Father, that he hath called child of God, and an inheritor of the

me to this state of salvation, through kingdom of heaven.

Jesus Christ our Saviour. And I pray Question. What did your Godfathers

unto God to give me his grace, that I and Godmothers then for you?

may continue in the same unto my life's Answer. They did promise and vow

end. three things in my name. First, that

Catechist. I should renounce the devil and all his

Rehearse the Articles of thy Belief. works, the pomps and vanity of this wicked world, and all the sinful lusts

Answer. of the flesh. Secondly, that I should IT BELIEVE in God the Father believe all the Articles of the Christian 1 Almighty, Maker of heaven and Faith. And thirdly, that I should keep earth :

And in Jesus Christ his only Son our but the seventh day is the Sabbath of Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy the Lord thy God. In it thou shalt do Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary, Suffer- no manner of work, thou, and thy son, ed under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, and thy daughter, thy man-servant, and dead, and buried, He descended into thy maid-servant, thy cattle, and the hell; The third day he rose again from stranger that is within thy gates. For the dead, He ascended into heaven, And in six days the Lord made heaven and sitteth at the right hand of God the Fa-earth, the sea, and all that in them is, ther Almighty ; From thence he shall and rested the seventh day; wherefore come to judge the quick and the dead. the Lord blessed the seventh day, and

I believe in the Holy Ghost; The holy | hallowed it. Catholick Church; The Communion of V. Honour thy father and thy mother, Saints; The Forgiveness of sins; The that thy days may be long in the land Resurrection of the body; And the Life which the Lord thy God giveth thee. everlasting. Amen.

VI. Thou shalt do no murder. Question. What dost thou chiefly learn

VII. Thou shalt not commit adultery. in these Articles of thy Belief?

VIII. Thou shalt not steal. Answer. First, I learn to believe in

IX. Thou shalt not bear false witness God the Father, who hath made me,

me, against thy neighbour. and all the world.

X. Thou shalt not covet thy neighSecondly, in God the Son, who hath

bour's house, thou shalt not covet thy redeemed me, and all mankind.

neighbour's wife, nor his servant, nor Thirdly, in God the Holy Ghost,

t his maid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor who sanctifieth me, and all the elect

any thing that is his. people of God.


| What dost thou chiefly learn by these You said, that your Godfathers and

Commandments ? Godmothers did promise for you, that

| Answer. I learn two things : my duty you should keep God's Commandments.

towards God, and my duty towards my Tell me how many there be ?

Neighbour. Answer. Ten.

Question. What is thy duty towards Question. Which be they ?


Answer. My duty towards God, is M HE same which God spake in the to believe in him, to fear him, and to

1 twentieth Chapter of Exodus, say-love him with all my heart, with all my ing, I am the Lord thy God, who brought mind, with all my soul, and with all thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the my strength; to worship him, to give

him thanks, to put my whole trust in I. Thou shalt have none other gods him, to call upon him, to honour his but me.

holy Name and his Word, and 10 serve H. Thou shalt not make to thyself him truly all the days of my life. any graven image, nor the likeness of Question. What is thy duty towards any thing that is in heaven above, or in thy Neighbour the earth beneath, or in the water under Answer. My duty towards my Neighthe earth. Thou shalt not bow down bour, is to love him as myself, and to to them, nor worship them for I the do to all men, as I would they should do Lord thy God am a jealous God, and unto me: To love, honour, and suc. visit the sins of the fathers upon the cour my father and mother: To honour children, unto the third and fourth ge- and obey the Queen, and all that are neration of them that hate me, and put in authority under her: To submit shew mercy unto thousands in them myself to all my governours, teachers, that love me, and keep my command spiritual pastors and masters : To or. ments.

der myself lowly and reverently to all III. Thou shalt not take the Name my betters: To hurt no body by word of the Lord thy God in vain : for the nor deed: To be true and just in all Lord will not hold him guiltless that my dealing: To bear no malice nor taketh his Name in vain.

hatred in my heart : To keep my hands IV. Remember that thou keep holy from picking and stealing, and my tongue the Sabbath-day. Six days shalt thou from evil-speaking, lying, and slanderlabour, and do all that thou hast to do; ing: To keep my body in temperance,


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soberness, and chastity: Not to covet griestion. How many parts are there nor desire other men's goods; but to in a Sacrament? learn and labour truly to get mine own Answer. Two; the outward visible living, and to do my duty in that state sign, and the inward spiritual grace. of life, unto which it shall please God Question. What is the outward vito call me.

sible sign or form in Baptism? Catechist.

Answer. Water; wherein the person My good Child, know this, that thou is baptized in the Name of the Father, art not able to do these things of thy- and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. self, nor to walk in the Commandments Question. What is the inward and of God, and to serve him, without his spiritual grace? special grace: which thou must learn Answer. A death unto sin, and a at all times to call for by diligent prayer. | new birth unto righteousness: for being Let me hear therefore, if thou canst say by nature born in sin, and the children the Lord's Prayer.

of wrath, we are hereby made the chil. Answer.

dren of grace.

Question. What is required of persons UR Father, which art in heaven,

to be baptized ? Hallowed be thy Name. Thy king

| Answer. Repentance, whereby they dom come. Thy will be done in earth,

forsake sin ; and Faith, whereby they As it is in heaven. Give us this day

stedfastly believe the promises of God our daily bread. And forgive us our

made to them in that Sacrament. trespasses, As we forgive them that tres

Question. Why then are Infants bap. pass against us. And lead us not into

tized, when by reason of their tender temptation; But deliver us from evil. Amen.

age they cannot perform them ? Question. What desirest thou of God

Answer. Because they promise them in this Prayer ?

both by their sureties; which promise, Answer. I desire my Lord God our

when they come to age, themselves are heavenly Father, who is the giver of all

bound to perform. goodness, to send his grace unto me,

Question. Why was the Sacrament of and to all people; that we may worship

the Lord's Supper ordained ? him, serve him, and obey him, as we

Answer. For the continual rememought to do. And I pray unto God,

brance of the sacrifice of the death of that he will send us all things that be

Christ, and of the benefits which we needful both for our souls and bodies :

receive thereby. and that he will be merciful unto us,

Question. What is the outward part and forgive us our sins; and that it will

or sign of the Lord's Supper ? please him to save and defend us in all

Answer. Bread and Wine, which the dangers ghostly and bodily; and that he

Lord hath commanded to be received. will keep us from all sin and wicked.

Question. What is the inward part, ness, and from our ghostly enemy, and

or thing signified ? from everlasting death. And this I

Answer. The Body and Blood of trust he will do of his mercy and good.

Christ, which are verily and indeed

taken and received by the faithful in ness, through our Lord Jesus Christ. And therefore I say, Amen, So be it.

the Lord's Supper.

Question. What are the benefits where. Question.

of we are partakers thereby ? LTOW many Sacraments hath Christ Answer. The strengthening and re11 ordained in his Church ?

freshing of our souls by the Body and Answer. Two only, as generally ne-| Blood of Christ, as our bodies a cessary to salvation, that is to say, Bap. the Bread and Wine. tism, and the Supper of the Lord.

Question. What is required of them Question. What meanest thou by this who come to the Lord's Supper ? word Sacrament?

Answer. To examine themselves, Answer. I mean an outward and whether they repent them truly of their visible sign of an inward and spiritual former sins, stedfastly purposing to lead grace given unto us, ordained by Christ a new life; have a lively faith in God's himself, as a means whereby we receive mercy through Christ, with a thankful the same, and a pledge to assure us remembrance of his death; and be in thereof.

I charity with all men.

I The Curate of every Parish shall diligently upon Sundays and Holy-days, after

the second Lesson at Evening Prayer, openly in the Church instruct and examine 80 many Children of his Parish sent unto him, as he shall think convenient, in some part of this Catechism. 1 And all Fathers, Mothers, Masters, and Dames, shall cause their Children,

Servants, and Apprentices, which have not learned their Catechism,) to come to the Church at the time appointed, and obediently to hear, and be ordered by the Curate, until such time as they have learned all that is here appointed for them to learn. T SO soon as Children are come to a competent age, and can say, in their Mother

Tongue, the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Commandments; and also can answer to the other Questions of this short Catechism; they shall be brought to the Bishop. And every one shall have a Godfather, or a Godmother, as a

Witness of their Confirmation. 1 And whensoever the Bishop shall give knowledge for Children to be brought

unto him for their confirmation, the Curate of every Parish shall either bring, or send in writing, with his hand subscribed thereunto, the names of all such persons within his Parish, as he shall think fit to be presented to the Bishop to be confirmed. And, v the Bishop approve of them, he shall confirm them in manner following.


AND COME TO YEARS OF DISCRETION. Upon the day appointed, all that are to be then confirmed, being placed, and standing in order, before the Bishop; he (or some other Minister appointed by him) shall read this Preface following. To the end that Confirmation may your own persons, and acknowledging

I be ministered to the more edifying yourselves bound to believe, and to do, of such as shall receive it, the Church all those things, which your Godfathers hath thought good to order, That none and Godmothers then undertook for hereafter shall be Confirmed, but such you? as can say the Creed, the Lord's Prayer,

And every one shall audibly answer, and the Ten Commandments; and can also answer to such other Questions, as

I do. in the short Catechism are contained :

The Bishop. which order is very convenient to be observed ; to the end, that children,

OUR help is in the Name of the

Lord; being now come to the years of discre

Answer. Who hath made heaven and tion, and having learned what their

earth. Godfathers and Godmothers promised for them in Baptism, they may them

Bishop. Blessed be the Name of the

Lord; selves, with their own mouth and consent, openly before the Church, ratify

Answer. Henceforth, world without

end. and confirm the same; and also promise,

Bishop. Lord, hear our prayers. that by the grace of God they will ever

Answer. And let our cry come unto more endeavour themselves faithfully to observe such things, as they, by their

The Bishop. Let us pray. own confession, have assented unto.

ALMIGHTY and everliving God, Then shall the Bishop say,

Il who hast vouchsafed to regenerate TO ye here, in the presence of God, these thy servants by Water and the

V and of this congregation, renew holy Ghost, and hast given unto them the solemn promise and vow that was forgiveness of all their sins; Strengthen made in your name at your Baptism;them, we beseech thee, O Lord, with ratifying and confirming the same in the Holy Ghost the Comforter, and daily


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